my version of prodigal son 7/12About 8 years ago my sister sent me Henri Nouwen's Return of the Prodigal Son. I didn't read it until Dr. Bill Kerley did a series on it and we covered it in the Ordinary Life book group this spring. While finishing it up, my sister completed the Ordination process. I also finished my first watercolor course through the Art League. So I was inspired to paint a version as a gift for my sister. What is so fun about watercolor is that you leave the light areas alone and push the dark areas back with layers of color. I used a wash on this and discovered how fun it was to study the importance of the light that Rembrandt used to tell this story. I really prefer doing abstracts and I thought this was going to be just that, but as I worked on damp paper, I kept seeing more detail take shape. I am really looking forward to starting my second watercolor class next Monday. Hopefully I'll feel comfortable enough to share more.